Putting Ealing on The Global Map

Former resident sparks interest in the rock history of W5

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One time Ealingite (and initiator of popular social media gathering - the Ealing tweetup), Mark Hillary, may have moved thousands of miles away to Brazil but he's always keen to promote his former home.

Inspired by the supporters of The Ealing Club he's written about the area's musical history in an article for the global news site Huffington Post.

Asking whether rock was born in W5, the feature looks at the background to The Ealing Club which opened in March 1962 as The Ealing Blues Club.

Hillary says the club, which is hidden away in an alleyway opposite Ealing Broadway, is a historic music location and should place Ealing at the centre of music tourism in London.

The town's musical heritage is being championed by a group of committed music fans and locals who want to preserve, protect and document it.

Ealing Club Community Interest Companyhas been officially involved in the development of a film project highlighting the story of the Ealing Club.

'Suburban Steps to Rockland; is a documentary feature film focusing on the the story of the Ealing Club.A special promo can be viewed at here:

Funding for the film has now been raised but any extra is welcome.

Read Mark Hillary's article here.






August 29th 2013